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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
, if you can't beat them, buy them. karzai said that's what needs to be done, and they agreed, the u.s. included. pet peter bergin reports. the pakistani, taliban leader, as been taken out by another drone attacks. what do we know? >> the new leader of the pakistani taliban, he has been reported of being killed in the past and the reports have you turned out to be wrong. i think the reports need to be treated with a little skepticism. pakistani state television did report this. associated press said there was a funeral hold. i think the nature of this kind of report that we need to be careful. it's not 100% confirmed yet. if it's true, this guy was the leader of the pakistani taliban, a group that has killed hundreds of pakistani civilians, and army officers and policemen, and a brutal guy. >> and let's move on the idea if you can't beat them buy them. we are talking about millions and maybe a billion dollars or so going towards buying the loyalty of taliban fighters. this is not a new idea. something like this was tried in iraq. why is it different in afghanistan from what we saw in
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